Kidney Ultrasound Care

Learn what care is required for the Kidney Ultrasound procedure. Find out what you need to do prior to the procedure, how long it will take, if you will be required to stay in the hospital and what the postoperative care is.

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Kidney Ultrasound Details


Alternate Names for Kidney Ultrasound:
Renal ultrasound
Ultrasound, kidneys
Ultrasound, renal

What to Expect Prior to Test
  • Your doctor may do a physical exam.
  • You must have a full bladder for the test; do not empty your bladder until after the ultrasound.
Description of Test

You will lie on a table. Your doctor will put a gel on your belly over your bladder and kidneys. The gel helps the sound waves travel between the machine and your body.

The ultrasound machine has a hand-held instrument called a transducer, which looks like a microphone or wand. The transducer is pushed against your skin where the gel was applied. The transducer sends sound waves into your body. The waves bounce off your internal organs and echo back to the transducer. The echoes are converted into images that are shown on a screen. The doctor examines the images. He may make a photograph of them.

After Test

The gel will be wiped from your belly.

How Long Will It Take?

30-45 minutes

Will It Hurt?

No


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